1. Discuss the work of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative on the Future of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine research that led to the IOM report, “Future of Nursing (a) Leading Change, (b) Advancing Health.” 2. Identify the importance of the IOM Future of Nursing report related to (a) nursing practice, (b) nursing education and (c) nursing workforce development. 3. What is the role of state-based action coalitions and how do they advance goals of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action? Summarize two initiatives spearheaded by your states action coalition. In what ways do these initiatives advance the nursing profession? What barriers to advancement currently exist in your state? How can nursing advocates in your state overcome these barriers?